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Attend this SOSNA meeting to learn more about mixed-use development planned for 2501 Washington Ave.

Councilman Johnson recently introduced a new bill to remap a lot at 25th and Washington to IRMX, which would allow a mix of residential and commercial to be built on the property, just like he did for the Lincoln Square project at Broad and Washington.


The project proposed for the lot at 2501 Washington Ave. has presented before with South of South Neighborhood Association, but the group will present one last time next week with plans for this mix of retail, apartments, homes, parking and more.

A 6-story mixed-use building with 9,000 sq. ft. of retail and 60 apartments is planned for the corner of 25th and Washington. That portion of the project would include a mix of one and two bedroom units, and even a terrace for the use of the tenants. A total of 27 parking spots is also part of the project. In addition to that mix of apartments and retail, it appears that 4 triplexes, 11 homes and 4 duplexes are in the plans.

Some more on the plans presented at a previous meeting from Naked Philly:

On the western side of the project, a 17-unit building has been swapped out for four triplexes. In between, the developers scrapped plans for 17 townhomes and are instead looking to build 11 homes and 4 duplexes, all with 1:1 parking. The interior driveway will run from 25th Street to Grays Ferry Avenue and has been streamlined considerably, and the developers plan to keep that path, and access to the considerable green space on the site, open to the public. As you can see in one of the renderings, they don’t even want to include curbs on the driveway in a hope of making it as walkable as possible. 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at SOSNA’s office at 1901 Christian St.  

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